Identifying and preparing for potential threats is critical for reducing risks to your organization’s collections. In Part Two of this series, guest speaker Dyani Feige will focus on specific risks facing cultural institutions, both natural and man-made, and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. It is not necessary to have participated in Part One to attend this second Lab.
An institution’s history of incidents, location, building issues, environmental factors (temperature, relative humidity, light, and mold), pest control, fire protection, security procedures, available resources, and collections-specific hazards will all be discussed.
Dyani will also offer recommendations for establishing collections salvage priorities, and address next steps such as beginning to develop a full emergency preparedness and response plan, forming and utilizing response networks, and implementing training.